Brightly colored fall wreaths celebrate the harvest and welcome the arrival of autumn. Placed on the front door, wreaths bid guests a cheery welcome to your home. Making your own fall wreaths allows you to choose just the right combination of color and texture to express your individual tastes. By following a few basic guidelines, you can personalize any wreath with confidence.
Spray the foam wreath green. This creates a natural background for foliage and prevents unsightly white spots from showing through.
Select silk leaves for the background of your wreath. Although many prefer reds, yellows and orange, deep mahogany or brownish-green work well too. If using traditional fall foliage, select silk flowers with several colors on each stem.
Cut the foliage into 5-inch stems. Insert the exposed wire into the foam wreath. Add additional stems until the foam base is completely covered. Fill in both the inner and outer sides of the ring.
Punch two holes on opposite sides of the artificial fruits and vegetables with an ice pick or similar tool. Run 19-gauge floral wire through the holes and twist to secure. Add a wired floral pick to the fruits.
Insert the floral pick into the wreath at the desired location. Check that fruit is secure by gently tugging. Cluster two or three items together to make an attractive arrangement. Follow the same procedure for adding additional fruit or vegetables.
Attach a wired floral pick to the bow and insert it into the foam base at the desired location.